Posts Tagged ‘gym’

Creating A Complete Training Session in 30 Minutes

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Some people really are that busy...

Some people really are that busy...

I used to think training sessions last as long as it takes to get them done.

I thought my program design was effective and efficient and would cover all the bases in a short amount of time. Whatever short meant to me that is.

Then came along a number of busy professionals who wanted to get in 30 minute training sessions (I never thought anyone could be that busy, I realize now even with my own crazy schedule sometime it is possible), no more, period!  They also wanted to have the best of everything: mobility, tissue quality, explosiveness, strength, muscle building, conditioning, fat loss, a new wife/husband, etc.

It’s almost easier to hook them up with a new wife/husband than get all that achieved in 30 minutes!

This is gonna take some Harry Potter type stuff, so I’m throwing all the ingredients in the cauldron and cooking them up:

– 3 ounces of Tissue Quality

– 1 lb of Mobility

– 2 tbs of ExplosivenessSAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness)

– 1 lb of Strength

– 5 lbs of Metabolic Conditioning

– a pinch of Mental Toughness

Stir thoroughly for 5 minutes with the temperature set at “hot as hell”….. sprinkle some added Hocevar Performance magic and…VOILA! (more…)

The Power Of Deadlines

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Maybe I should just call this post: “When you have no other choice but to get shit done!” But that would have meant I have to curse in the headline……so I just left it for the first sentence and feel like I’m a better human being for doing it.

Even though I know how important deadlines are and how effective they can be when we use them, I don’t do it enough and it becomes easy to procrastinate if they are not strictly set. (more…)

Where is Luka Hocevar?!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

In all honesty, right now I’m on Lake Chelan, Washington for a 4 day weekend….

Getting some inspiration from the view

So don’t feel to bad for me :)

But I feel like I need to let everyone know what has been going on since the New Year as I have negelected the blog and haven’t been on top of providing great information as I promised. For that I deserve a backhand slap and if you see me feel free to give me one (just mention what it’s for so there won’t be any “misunderstandings” and I don’t go Hulk on your ass!) (more…)

How To Fix Your Aches and Pains While Warming Up

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

If you hang around training forums on any reputable training site, you’ll notice that the highest percentage of questions is directed towards fixing aches and pains (for example, go to the EliteFTS site and you will see the Q & A section filled with questions about fixing injuries, aches and pains).

The truth is that a large number of the aches and pains people experience whether before, during or after training (especially if you’re not doing any training) are a direct result of bad posture, overcompensation, repetitive movement, tightness, weakness, muscles that don’t activate, a crappy training program, etc.

Many of the issues you may be experiencing can be fixed without having to go under the knife or visit a sacred shaman in the mountains of Tibet. What you do need is a training program that is catered towards your goals and addresses any issues you are experiencing. (more…)

How To Get Quicker, Faster and More Explosive On A Basketball Court

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I’m in my defensive stance driving the shooting guard to the left as it’s his weak side. My eye is on his waist so that I don’t lose focus of where his body is really going.  I take a step back in anticipation of his drive but none the less the guard hesitates and blows by me.

One of the most frustrating feelings you can have as a basketball player.

Or how about the one where you get shut down by a defender because you’re always getting beat to the spot?

When I had those things happen to me, my frustrations would drive me to train harder and stay after practice to play defense on the best scorers on the pro team (I was on the junior team at the time). It made me better on defense because I got better at reading the offensive players. But I didn’t get quicker and still couldn’t beat some of the players to the spot.

Still frustrated, it led me to reading and studying speed, agility and quickness training (and anything else that would improve it) from every resource I could get including going to Olympic track and field coaches and training with them. I believe that’s when my passion for training really begun (I had a purpose!), the first step to becoming a strength coach,  even though it would still be a long time before my basketball career ended. (more…)

Hocevar Performance In The News

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Last week was a busy and eventful week for me, from attending the Fitness Business Summit 09 to appearing in the newspaper and then hosting Andrea Du Cane for a great workshop here in Seattle (her first one here).

As I mentioned before, its really important to keep improving your own education and go to seminar/conferences, mentorships, etc. but I find that you can learn the most from the leaders in the industry after hours when the event is over and you can pick their brain (while having a beer off course).

Fitness Business Summit after hours

Heavy hitters Bedros Keuilian, Pat Beith, Vince Delmonte and other fitness pro’s working on getting to that level…including me :) (more…)